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2019

What to do when the police come knocking

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 16, 2019
It’s a Friday night. You’re sitting at home, watching TV. Suddenly, there’s a knock at the door. You look out the peep hole. It’s a police officer. What in the world does he want? Why is he even at your home? Police in Colorado are known for doing the “knock and talk.” This is...
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Summer break: It’s here

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 8, 2019
Summer break is here for Boulder students. When that happens, students may naturally feel like letting off some steam, but before you go out or decide to throw a party, you should keep in mind the consequences of going too far. This is a sensitive time, and when you have your freedom from class...
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Mandatory arrest laws can lead to unfair domestic violence arrests

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 3, 2019
It happens more frequently than you may think: The police respond to a call about a possible domestic situation and end up making an arrest, even though no physical violence – or threat of physical violence — ever occurred. Now, something that was a heated argument with a spouse or partner has turned into...
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Will Colorado forgive previous marijuana convictions?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 3, 2019
Colorado was among the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in the U.S. As a result, some actions that may have led to a person’s arrest in the past are no longer considered criminal offenses. With the shifting rules and culture in mind, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office intends to “vacate and seal”...
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Summer and underage drinking? The two don’t mix

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 2, 2019
Summer is around the corner and concert season will be in full swing. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Mile High Stadium, Hudson Gardens and other venues will all host world-renowned artists playing in scenic outdoor settings. Colorado also happens to have a great beer culture that mixes well with the summer festivities. But partaking in underage...
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Unsafe road conditions? Take precautions

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 2, 2019
While it’s true people in Colorado understand snow driving better than anyone in the rest of the country, that doesn’t mean it would hurt to brush up on exactly what you should do when the snow gets bad. And even though it’s now spring time, it certainly doesn’t hurt to keep the following pieces...
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What parents should know about our state’s drug laws

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 2, 2019
You may know that our state was one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012. Most parents also realize that the legalization of recreational marijuana does not by any means indicate that the state is lax regarding other drug usage. Statistics indicate that as many as one in four college students...
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Are breathalyzers always accurate?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 1, 2019
It’s a rather common scenario: You’re driving home from a night out with friends and suddenly you see flashing lights behind you. You don’t think you’re speeding or doing anything wrong, so you quickly start to pull over – assuming the officer is on his way to an important call. It’s shocking when the...
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